How I wish I could make these images Scratch ‘N Sniff for you. Discovering a new trail today that lead me to Long Pond on the quiet side of Mount Desert Island, the forest floor was covered with evergreens. The fresh scent of the balsam firs filled the air and the sounds of the wildlife made a beautiful symphony. The chirr of the little red squirrel, the melodic tweedle tweedle twee of the Swainson’s Thrush. All for me to begin the search to set sights on them.
The trail led to Long Pond a beautiful lake filled with pristine warm waters.
So inviting was the waters my footsteps stumbled across two women and their dog all swimming in the nude. Rather funny, one of them said “Oh..Oops…” And just turned around and went back into the water.
So back out of the forest I went, chuckling at the humor and then thinking that perhaps I should have joined them. It did seem rather glorious to go skinny dipping in this beautiful pond.
How glorious! 🙂
I should have gone further Joanne, now I’m stuck in two days of rain. Thankfully the auto museum is next door so I’m having fun in there.
Rain, what’s that? Lol, how fortunate to have somewhere so interesting to occupy yourself. 🙂
beautiful! that’s one giant pond hahaha
Funny they call it a pond as it is clearly a lake. It’s actually four miles long! Perfect place for swimming.
The trail system here is truly amazing. Lots of money behind it that keep them up-to-date.
What? No photo of the nude dog? I guess that I’ll have to settle for the beautiful landscape photos. 😉
I was just thinking this. … 😉
I know..no photo of the nude dog. I thought about sneaking some pics, but decided against it. Something tells me you’d go back with me and jump in with the other girls. 🙂
Beautiful..I love the smell of fresh forests – especially early in the morning. Superb photos – looks a brilliant place for a hike 🙂
You would truly love Acadia, it is perfect for you. Trails and mountains everywhere ! But lots of trees..that might throw you off a bit. 😉
Beautiful as always! I love the trail photos. Something about them leading off… You just want to gaze deeper into them.
These trails were so beautiful I just couldn’t resist sharing them with you. Wish you could be here to walk them with me.
Gorgeous trail photographs Emily.
They are so inspirational and so magical. Wish you were here.
Olfactory memory is the strongest of sense memories…your pictures were enough to evoke smell memories for me 🙂
That is so wonderful, and so very generous of you to say these brought back fond memories for you. Thank you Maya!
Your photos are so beautiful and they invite man for a visit .As a walker / hiker, I loved those beautiful paths in Your post.
These trails are the best I’ve ever seen. If you ever make it to Maine, definitely make Acadia National Park a ‘must visit.’
Such a beautiful place, Emily. Yes, “scratch and sniff” would be a great feature on WP. 😀
LOL ! I wonder how they would make that work. I’m in love with Mount Desert Island, it truly is a special place.
Ah, just marvelous! Lucky, lucky girl! I can picture it all now… (and smell it!). 🙂
This island is meant for you – how you would feel right at home in Acadia. Wish you could have been there with me. We would be out every day shooting and hiking. OH!! I saw a wild mink run across the road. Now how cool is that?
Omigosh I’m behind on my notes, hahah!
I can’t believe you saw a wild mink! I would have gone mad with giddy excitement, hahahah!!!! 🙂
You know I did! So wonderful to see you! Hugs…
Oh, I like that scent.
I’d imagine you have evergreens around you right? I sure hope you do. 🙂